Security tightened for Vietnam-Uzbekistan finale

Vietnam will play Uzbekistan at 3pm (Vietnam time) today in Changzhou, China, after beating Qatar 4-3 in a penalty shootout on January 23. The Ministries of Public Security, Transport and Information and Communications and People’s Committees of localities were instructed to work with police forces, traffic inspectors and agencies to ensure security, order and traffic safety and guide activities for people to support the team. Security units were tasked with detecting, preventing and dealing with activities that could harm public security or threaten traffic safety like illegal racing and violence. The Ministry of Public Security has issued an urgent circular, asking police forces nationwide to take measures to not let any illegal racing happen, particularly in big cities and to be ready to deal with any circumstances. A policeman directs traffic on a street in Hanoi as crowds flock to major streets to celebrate the U23 football team’s victory over Qatar on January 23 Nearly 2,000 Hanoi police will be mobilized to ensure traffic safety and order before, during and after the final match. An official from the Hanoi Traffic Police Office said all local traffic police were asked to be ready on duty with 800 police on guard at more than 300 key areas before the final kicks off. Mobile teams would also be set up to patrol to prevent any activities that threaten traffic safety, order and security, he said. HCM City Police urged local police forces to increase patrols around the city to ensure traffic safety and… [Read full story]


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